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Juneteenth Is a Federal Holiday, but in Most States It’s Still Not a Day Off

Twenty-six states have not authorized its funding yet

Last June, President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, proclaiming it as a day for all Americans to commemorate the end of slavery.

One year later, only 24 states and the District of Columbia, which is not yet a state, have passed legislation or issued executive orders that would provide funding to let state employees observe the day as a paid state holiday, according to the Pew Research Center, which describes itself as "a nonpartisan fact tank."

Opponents of bills that would create funding for the permanent holiday have complained of the costs associated with giving workers another paid day off. Some have said that not enough people know about the holiday to make the effort worthwhile.

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